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Straying In: Latest News About Vet Treatments

Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." How incredibly insightful and true. When my children were growing up, we always had various pets on our property. My children were constantly bringing home strays to be nurtured and loved. I still have plenty of animals around because my children leave their pets with 'grandma' when they go travelling. At present, I have two dogs, three cats and a parrot! Over the years, I've always stressed the importance of regular vet visits. As soon as a stray was brought home, I would make an appointment. The simple preventative treatments provided by our vet saved a lot of money and heartache. I like to keep up to date with the latest vet treatments. I hope this blog provides useful information for those who care about animals. Thank you.


Fight The Fever: Working With Your Vet To Treat Mud Fever Outbreaks

8 August 2016
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A horse's hooves and lower legs take a lot of punishment over an active life, and even minor damage to the lower limbs can turn into a serious condition if not treated promptly and effectively. Mud fever, contrary to common belief, is not a single illness but a range of related diseases, but the end result of all of them is the same—swollen, inflamed and painful lower legs covered by unsightly scabs and potentially loaded with dangerous and infectious pathogens. Read More …

Give a dog a bone - a guide to allowing your pets to eat meat bones

30 June 2016
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Cats and dogs often eat bones in the wild as they are natural hunters and meat eaters. Bones have a couple of functions like including some much-needed minerals and helping animals maintain healthy teeth and gums. However if not done correctly, allowing pets to eat bones can result in choking or injured intestines. Serve raw bones Raw bones tend to be more flexible and bend rather than snapping. When they do break they tend to break in one spot rather than shattering, leading to less shards that can pierce your animals flesh. Read More …

Helping your cat live with feline immunodeficiency virus

19 May 2016
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Feline immunodeficiency virus affects up to 8% of pet cats in Australia and up to 25% of feral cats. The disease can be extremely serious by leaving cats open to viruses and bacterial infections but can be carefully managed by a caring pet owner. Here are some tips to help your cat live with feline immunodeficiency virus.  Manage their diet Cats with FIV often struggle with having a low appetite and may be vulnerable to sore gums and oral infections, which can make eating painful. Read More …

Poisoning In Dogs: The Symptoms And Treatment Options

16 May 2016
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A number of common products used around your home and garden, such as antifreeze, slug and snail bait and household cleaners, are poisonous to your dog. Certain foods are also poisonous, such as chocolate and currants, so it's important to be aware of the common symptoms associated with poisoning. Failing to recognise your dog has ingested poison can lead to them developing kidney failure and even cost them their life. Here's an overview of the symptoms of poisoning and the treatment options: Read More …

Choosing between a rescue cat and a pure bred cat

9 May 2016
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If you are contemplating adopting a new cat you might be wondering whether to get a cat from a shelter or buy a purebred cat from a breeder. Here are some tips to help you make that choice.  How specific are your preferences on appearance and personality? With a breeder you can effectively get a cat that suits your personal preferences; however, in a shelter, you are limited by which cats are up for adoption at any time. Read More …